Found 96 articles starting with R:

reticence, reticent - vocabulary

nounReticence: the quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.adjectiveReticent: disposed to be silent or reserved. Ted ha...

retroactive - vocabulary

adjectiveOperative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities; pertaining to a pay raise effective in the past. In June, the Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the do...

retrospective - vocabulary

nounAn exhibition of art or performance of works produced by an artist or composer over time.adjectiveDirected to past events or situations; looking backward, looking back on. ...

revile - vocabulary

verbTo address or speak of with abuse; vilify, berate, disparage. You shall not revile God, or curse a leader of your people. —Exodus 22:28Old Testament...

rheumatism - correct spelling

nounExample: His rheumatism acts up when the weather changes....

rhythm - correct spelling

nounExample: My friend can’t dance. He has no rhythm....

rhythmical - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The rhythmical motions of the dancers entranced the audience....

ridiculous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: This ridiculous proposal has no chance of success....

rife - vocabulary

adjectiveOf frequent or common occurrence; in widespread existence, prevalent, use, or activity; abundant, numerous, plentiful. I love to see that Nature is so rife with life that myri...

Rifle vs. Riffle

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right - correct spelling

adjective, noun, adverb, and verbGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses right, write, and rite. ...

right, write, rite

To be right means to be “correct” or “appropriate.”To write means “to form letters or words on a surface with an instrument such as a pen, pencil, or computer screen.”A r...

rise, raise, rear

All these words can be used to describe the movement of something from a lower to a higher level. The key to choosing one is: who is doing the movement and what is being moved.Rise is used when you are lifting yourse...

role - correct spelling

nounNot roll.Example: He knows the role he must play....

roll - correct spelling

verb and nounNot roleExample: The wagon will roll down the hill. v...

roommate - correct spelling

nounExample: Her roommate was neat and tidy....

rough - correct spelling

adjective, noun, adverb, and verb (complement verb rough up)Example: The ...

Rule of Parallel Structure

Though we’ll study parallel construction in the eBook Developing a Powerful Writing Style, I must introduce the concept here, for producing a parallel series re...

Rules on Direct Quotation

Many writers violate rules governing the use of quotation marks. They mix up the rules on which of the other punctuation marks go inside or outside the ending quotation marks. You'll find independent treatment of this issue in each chapter on each ma...

ruminate - vocabulary

verbTo chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated; to meditate about, ponder. Let's start with their explication of depression, which has metastasized in the West over the past two gener...

run-on sentence

A run-on sentence happens when a semicolon is omitted between two independent clauses not joined by a coordinating or correlative conjunction...

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